A source from Glasgow Rangers has told Football Insider that Arsenal tried to lure Gers star Glen Kamara away from Ibrox in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Kamara speaks out
As quoted by Ibrox News, Kamara has recently been speaking about his future at Ibrox while on international duty with Finland.
Should Rangers keep Kamara?
The central midfield player is aware that there has been some interest in him, but there have also been ongoing talks over him potentially signing a new deal.
The Latest: Arsenal interest
As per Football Insider, Arsenal did actually make a move to try to sign Kamara before the window shut.
A source from the Light Blues has said that they shortlisted their former player as a potential target, and even offered him a five-year contract.
However, a deal could not be pushed through, and so Mikel Arteta’s team signed Albert Sami Lokonga instead, even though Kamara was interested in a move back to the Emirates Stadium.
The Verdict: January looming
It is certainly a relief that a deal for Kamara to go to the Gunners never materialised in the end.
Dubbed as a ‘magnificent’ player by Steven Gerrard back in December, the 25-year-old has already made his presence felt in the Scottish Premiership this season, winning no fewer than 3.3 of his duels per game while also averaging 1.3 tackles per match, grabbing himself one assist so far (Sofascore).
However, it is not clear whether the North London side will revisit their interest in him in January.
Given that both Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny are set to compete in the African Cup of Nations with Ghana and Egypt respectively, and that Kamara is allegedly keen on a move, this could be a big concern for Gerrard moving forward.
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